People and their roles on SEEDS
The Director of SEEDS and the NSF ADVANCE Primary Investigator is Kathryn Tosney, Chair of Biology. The Co-investigators are the Deans of UM's four science schools: Jacqueline Dixon , College of Arts and Sciences (CAS); James Tien, College of Engineering (COE); Roni Avissar , Rosentiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (RSMAS); and Pascal Goldschmidt, Miller School of Medicine (MED).
The SEEDS Steering Committee has representatives for each school: for RSMAS, Rana Fine, Professor of Marine and Atmospheric Chemistry and Susan Sponaugle, Associate Professor of Marine Biology and Fisheries; for MED, Sheri Keitz, Professor of Medicine and Dean of Diversity for the clinical departments and Mary Lou King, Professor of Cell Biology and Anatomy, for the basic science departments; for CAS, Barbara Whitlock , Assistant Professor of Biology; for COE, Helena Solo-Gabriele, Professor of Civil Architectural and Environmental Engineering and Associate Dean for Research.
Our Interactive Theatre Initiative is led by Jennifer Burke, MFA, Department of Theatre Arts (for photo, see SEEDS Theater page). Robert Johnson, Professor and Chair of Sociology leads the SEEDS Assessment team.
Former SEEDS People
Michael Halleran, former
|Jacqueline Dixon served as
SEEDS co-PI in the 2009/2010 academic year, when she also
served as the first woman Dean
of the College of Arts and Sciences.
Our thanks to Jackie!
Otis Brown served as SEEDS co-PI in the 2008 /2009 academic year, and was Dean of the Rosensteil School of Atmospheric and Marine Sciences.